Gorges State Park is set in the midst of plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and a high concentration of rare species.
The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes comprised of over 500,000 acres
Come explore the sights and sounds, check out the events and activities, and plan your adventure at the birthplace of Forest Conservation in America – the Cradle of Forestry.
Looking Glass Rock is a pluton monolith in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. The mountain is located within Pisgah National Forest about 5.5 miles (9 kilometers) northwest of Brevard and 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Asheville. Named for the way its granite face reflects the sunshine, it rises from the valley floor to an elevation of almost 4000 ft. Looking Glass Rock is a popular rock climbing destination.
At Sliding Rock each summer, many thousands of children and adults slip and slide down this favorite natural mountain waterfall in the Pisgah National Forest. Sliders patiently line up and wait their turn as one-by-one they ride the chilly water (50-60 degrees!) down the 60-foot flat, sloping boulder. They make a splash in an eight-foot deep pool and swim a few strokes to the shore, get in line, and do it all over again.
This fantastic swimming hole and natural water slide deep in Pisgah National Forest is just a quarter mile upstream from the 150-foot Rainbow Falls. Also known as Umbrella Falls, it even has a rope to help you climb the small cliff to the top of the falls for a thrilling slide over the 20-foot drop of the curved rock face (recommended for only strong swimmers) This is not a good option for kids due to swift water and the long hike (instead, take them to Sliding Rock).
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